When V and I planned our visit to Shirakawago, we wanted to spend a night staying in one of the traditional gassho-zukuri houses, but even a few months before our trip, all of them were fully booked! We then thought of doing a day trip instead on the route from Kanazawa to Takayama, but again, the buses were fully booked. We were already resigned to wait until our next Japan holiday when we found out we could take a bus there from Takayama and immediately jumped at the chance. We were glad we did, because Shirakawago is breathtakingly beautiful! It’s one of those places everyone need to experience at least once in their lifetime because photos just don’t do it justice. I need a second visit myself, because I’d love to see how the village looks like in the summer!
Photos by Arnold Hozana